Marco Rubio

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US Senator from Florida Jan 3, 2011 - current
Speaker, Florida House of Representatives November 21, 2006 – November 18, 2008
Florida House of Representatives January 25, 2000 – November 18, 2008
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Marco Antonio Rubio was born in Miami, FL on May 28, 1971, is considered a Cuban American, and is the junior US Senator from the state of Florida. He is currently a candidate for President of the United States in the 2016 election.

He graduated from the University of Florida and the University of Miami School of Law. In the late 1990s, he served as a City Commissioner for West Miami and was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2000, representing the 111th House district. Later in 2000, Rubio was promoted to be one of two majority whips, and in 2002 was appointed House Majority Leader by Speaker Johnnie Byrd. He was elected Speaker of the Florida House in September 2005, and served as Speaker for two years. When he left the Florida legislature in 2008, Rubio started a new law firm, and also began teaching at Florida International University, where he continues as an adjunct professor.

Rubio ran for United States Senate in 2010, and won that election. In the U.S. Senate, he chairs the Commerce Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard, as well as the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights and Global Women's Issues. He is one of three Latino Americans serving in the Senate. On April 13, 2015, Rubio announced that he would forgo seeking reelection to the Senate to run for President, and he is currently seeking the Republican nomination in the 2016 primaries.


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Submitted by Gwen Ford (not verified) on

I think - for the survival and future of this USA - you, Mr Cruz, and Mr. Rubio should be locked in a room to decide which of you two will be the presidential candidate and which will be the vice presidential candidate. I don't care if you fist fight, arm wrestle, or flip a coin, but let's get on with the show, you're giving it to Trump.
If the Cruz/Rubio (or Rubio/Cruz) team does as good a job as you're promising, you two can trade places and serve another eight years, 2016 - 2032. Just imagine what could get done! I know that both of you are Type A personalities, but so were the Founding Fathers. All five remaining candidates profess to be Christians; your bickering is shameful, your testimonies are disgusting.
Will pride keep you and Rubio/Cruz from doing what's best for America, or do you really believe what you're selling? You must decrease so that HE WILL INCREASE.

Submitted by Rhonda Merrill (not verified) on

Could you maybe keep your trap shut in regards to your opinion on the new tax cuts. Personally, I have benefited. Are you trying to make that blue wave a reality? You are such a moron. Can't believe I have ever defended you.

Submitted by Jim Harxmon (not verified) on

Frustrated with the media coverage of Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) viral critique of the Republican tax bill, Rubio’s office has published the rest of the senator’s comments, which are still a scathing critique of the law. Play skeet shoot game now!

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